Posts Tagged: Philibert Commerçon

The Prince of Nassau-Siegen, Tahiti, Bougainville, Venus, transit of Venus, Mrs Morgan's Florilegium, Natalie Waddell

A prince in Tahiti

After almost a month on Tahiti, Captain Cook and his men were still unaware that since the first British voyage to the island two years earlier, other visitors had been. As relations between the foreigners and the natives began to

The Prince of Nassau-Siegen, Tahiti, Bougainville, Venus, transit of Venus, Mrs Morgan's Florilegium, Natalie Waddell

A prince in Tahiti

After almost a month on Tahiti, Captain Cook and his men were still unaware that since the first British voyage to the island two years earlier, other visitors had been. As relations between the foreigners and the natives began to

mythology, Tahiti, Joseph Banks, Louis-Antoine de Bougainville, Venus, Aphrodite,

The truest picture of an arcadia

Eighteenth century Europeans arriving in Tahiti for the first time struggled for the vocabulary to describe what they saw. Educated men resorted to their grounding in the classics, drawing on Greek and Roman mythology to interpret their experiences. When French

mythology, Tahiti, Joseph Banks, Louis-Antoine de Bougainville, Venus, Aphrodite,

The truest picture of an arcadia

Eighteenth century Europeans arriving in Tahiti for the first time struggled for the vocabulary to describe what they saw. Educated men resorted to their grounding in the classics, drawing on Greek and Roman mythology to interpret their experiences. When French

Historical botanical illustration of the day

Bougainvillea was discovered by French botanist Philibert Commerçon along the coasts of Brazil in the 1760s. The naturalist named the plant after his captain Louis-Antoine de Bougainville, with whom he sailed around the world aboard La Boudeuse and L’Etoile. Also

Historical botanical illustration of the day

Bougainvillea was discovered by French botanist Philibert Commerçon along the coasts of Brazil in the 1760s. The naturalist named the plant after his captain Louis-Antoine de Bougainville, with whom he sailed around the world aboard La Boudeuse and L’Etoile. Also